Although mowing is the one of the basic forms of lawn care, you need to do it properly to ensure that your lawn stay lush and green. It’s not just simply running the mower throughout your lawn. There are a couple of things you need to remember and keep in mind if you want to have the best lawn all year round.
Keep in mind that a well maintained lawn does not only add to your curb appeal; it also helps to increase your home’s value. Thus, it is extremely important to spend time in maintaining and caring for your lawn.
Here are some professional lawn care tips to help you out.
1. Always keep your mow blades sharp
Sharp blades ensure your mower runs efficiently and thus, make it easier and much quicker for you to mow your lawn. And most importantly, it is essential in making your lawn look great as it prevents tugging and unruly trimming of your lawn grass. You’ll know it’s time to sharpen the blades when you feel it becoming rougher to mow. You can confirm by looking at the ends of your grass. If you see the ends torn and ragged, you will need to sharpen your mow blades immediately.
If you want to increase your home’s privacy and security, consider doing a landscaping improvement, particularly adding a fence around your entire yard. However, you need to spend time in choosing which fence design is suitable for your home and your needs, as not all types of fence can provide you with the privacy and security that you are looking for.
There are different types of fences you can consider for your home, depending on materials used and manner of construction. In this article, you will learn about the basic types of fences to help you choose which to install as part of your landscaping improvement.
The purpose of proper lawn care during the winter season is not only to maintain continuous care of your lawn, plants, and trees. It is also to properly tuck away your lawn and keep it under wraps so as to protect it from the harmful cold temperature of the season. Effectively winterizing your lawn will result in a fresh and beautiful lawn the following year. Thus, you won’t have to redo everything you did for your lawn when you first started it. You won’t have to repeat these things at the start of every year. That alone saves you thousands of dollars as well as priceless time and effort that you put into the job.
So to help you ensure that you do an effective winter lawn care, follow these seven easy steps:
As with other homeowner tasks and responsibilities, lawn care is also jumping into the green wagon. Industry professionals are continuously coming up with ways to help preserve the environment while keeping the lawn attractively looking. If you think it’s impossible, you need to think again. Contributing to a greener planet is no longer confined to recycling and reusing.
More and more homeowners are looking for other ways to help conserve resources and protect the environment. A lot of people are choosing to go green now. So why not apply the same goals in lawn maintenance?
Here are some easy steps that you can follow for a greener and environment friendly lawn care:
- Use grass clippings to enrich your soil
Yes, you’ve read that right. So instead of compressing them in a huge bag and leaving on the curb to be picked up by the garbage truck, try putting them back on your lawn or leaving them there after mowing your lawn. They will decompose easily as they are mostly made of water. As soon as they decompose, they effectively bring back the nutrients to your soil. Hence, you not only decrease your waste and lessen what is dumped unto landfills; you also save money on fertilizers. The best part of it is that you are using an organic fertilizer, which is safer and healthier for your lawn.
- Learn about smarter ways to water your lawn
Avoid wasting so much water by learning about smarter and greener ways of watering your lawn. Keep in mind that lawns need one inch of water per week during the growing season; more in summer. Taking this into consideration, you can agree with the experts with their recommendation of watering very early in the morning before natural evaporation rates increase. Adjust your sprinklers and make sure they stop spraying your lawn by 7 or 8 am when evaporation rates are at its highest.
- Use Lawn Mowers that don’t use fuel
According to US Environmental Protection Agency, fueled lawn mowers contribute to more than 5% of the country’s air pollution. This is why manufacturers have now developed lawn mowers that don’t use fuel to function. Because these don’t need fuel, the use of fuel-less lawn mowers can to help decrease the amount of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide in the atmosphere. Contact a lawn care professional now to inquire about the most suitable fuel-less lawn mower for your needs and for your specific type of lawn.
- Avoid using chemical products for weed and pest control
Aside from running off into water reserves and supplies, these chemical products can also kill other beneficial organisms that help you take care of your lawn as well as your pets and birds that roam around the yard. A great alternative for you to prevent grass, weed, and grubs from growing on your lawn is to use organic products. These are now easily available everywhere because of the strong demand for organic products.
Beach Landscaping will help you learn more about greener ways for lawn care and maintenance. Call them now!
5702 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. School has started back and the weather is cooling off. All this means that it’s time to shift gears and get your landscaping ready for the fall months. Your landscaping needs maintenance just like other areas of your property, so this article will help you get prepared for making your yard beautiful for fall!
Tips for Getting Your Fall Landscaping in Order
This is a great time to check with your local home and garden stores and find out any sales or deals on perennials. The autumn months are the perfect time to get spring bulbs in the ground with some new soil and fertilizer so they can come up the following spring.
If you have perennials that have overtaken the space you originally planted them in, fall is a good time to divide them up and transplant a few of them elsewhere so they can continue to grow. You could also pull some of these extra plants to give away to friends to help them in their fall garden! Fall weather is wonderful for doing transplanting and enhancing your landscaping.
If you have potted plants that are annuals, you can simply compost them once the growing season has ended. For plants that you want to overwinter, you can place them in burlap sacks and keep them outside for their hibernation through the cold winter months. They will do very well as long as they are not exposed directly to bitter cold winds or snow.
You should do your pruning in the fall. After all, you’ll already be raking leaves, so why not clean up pruning trimmings too while you’re at it, right? Trimming back your bushes and pruning your trees will ensure a beautiful shape for the coming spring. It might seem harsh to prune, but every good landscaper will tell you that it is a very important part of creating a beautiful landscape and lawn.
Fall is also a good time to prepare your lawn for spring by raking well, getting rid of old leaves and then laying manure thinly across your soil. This manure will soak in over the winter months and cause your lawn to be beautiful when spring comes. Don’t forget that your leaves can also be used as mulch. For perennials, mulching them will help give them extra protection over the winter against cold and wind.
Fall is definitely the time to pay some extra special attention to your yard and get things prepared and cleaned up. Timing is everything, and so you will want to get all these things done so your landscaping will be lovely in the spring.
If you find yourself without the time to devote to the fall preparations, call us at Beach Landscaping and let the professionals do it for you! Happy Fall!
5702 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577